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Big changes following Royal Commission

The long-awaited report from the banking Royal Commission has resulted in the government adopting 76 recommendations, which are set to shake up the finance and banking industry [Read entire story]

Increased penalties for lawbreakers

The final report from the banking Royal Commission, which painted an industry that prioritised money over clients' welfare, includes recommendations to increase penalties for lawbreakers and boost powers for regulators [Read entire story]

Maroons coach Kevin Walters has revealed Cameron Munster’s best Origin position

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Cronulla have intensified the coach search and are expected to make a decision within two weeks

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Five deaths reported as deadly polar vortex grips US, amid fears for elderly, homeless

A life-threatening deep freeze has gripped the American Midwest as weather colder than Antarctica grounded flights, disrupted travel and brought life to a standstill for tens of millions. [Read entire story]

Ashton Kutcher tweets his phone number and asks fans to text him – NEWS.com.au

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Neanderthals and Denisovans lived in same Siberian cave for 100,000 years – ABC News

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Death toll reaches 43 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

The death toll after two migrant boats sank in heavy seas off the coast of Djibouti has risen to 43, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday, with scores still feared missing. [Read entire story]

The Kick-off: The sports stories you need to know this morning

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Usain Bolt gives up on professional football dream

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Brisbane Broncos’ best 17 for 2019 NRL season: Anthony Seibold’s challenges with young gun roster

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Ottio’s dream comes true one year after the former Kumul’s passing

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DFAT confirms Australian-Chinese academic detained in Beijing ahead of Pyne visit

The Australian government has confirmed that Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun has been detained in China. [Read entire story]

Nurse arrested over ‘sexually assaulting, impregnating woman in coma’

Phoenix police say they have arrested a nurse in connection with a patient who gave birth after a sexual assault in Hacienda Healthcare. [Read entire story]

General News Safety

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General News Government

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Tails Of Trickery Magic Show

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Clever Little Secretaries trio

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May narrowly survives no-confidence vote after crushing Brexit defeat

The no-confidence motion was defeated 325 votes to 306, in a widely expected result that keeps Mrs May's Government in power. [Read entire story]

Opinion: What lies beneath the cracks in Opal Tower — and buildings across Australia

Building defects in apartment blocks like those found in Sydney's Opal Tower are far from unusual. We need to identify the systemic flaws contributing to them. [Read entire story]

Sydney

RichardJames1990 has added a photo to the pool: A panorama of the city taken on a hot summer's day from the winding paths of Taronga Zoo [Read entire story]

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Photos By Dlee has added a photo to the pool: A shot at sunset at Bondi Beach. Website / Instagram / 500px [Read entire story]

Toddler drowns in backyard pool in Sydney’s west

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US citizen Michael White arrested in Iran, confirming earlier reports

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Audi

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Hyundai

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Sophia Floersch returning home after horror F3 crash

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Michael Schumacher’s son gives heartbreaking interview

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Trump makes surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

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Man dies in MacKenzie Falls as drowning death toll climbs

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Property News Update: 21st December 2018

Is Christmas a good time to sell? + Sad Igloo for sale + A Christmas Story [Read entire story]

What’s ahead for the short-term rental market?

In this special broadcast Mike Johnson, MadeComfy’s Chief Sales Officer, talks about how much demand has increased and what short-stayers are willing to – and not willing to – accept in their accommodation. [Read entire story]

Sydney Olympic Park: Parking Ticket 2019

Sydney Olympic Park: Parking Ticket 2019 Parking Ticket is valid for 1 entry & 1 exit on the day of the event. Get Tickets [Read entire story]

LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron 42083 + free delivery $407.99 @ Myer eBay

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